South African food delivery startup UCOOK, a fast-growing e-food delivery service in Cape Town that provides fresh, gourmet food kits directly to a user’s door, has partnered messaging app WeChat to allow users to order food from UCOOK and make payments using WeChat.
This partnership is facilitated by WeChat wallet. The Wallet allows WeChat users a variety of safe and secure transactions or purchases using their mobile phones.
Customers can top up their wallets with cash. With this cash, new and existing UCOOK customers buying through the UCOOK official account on WeChat can pay for their order and will also receive 50 percent off their first box.
Since 2016, WeChat has worked with various South African companies, such as OrderIn, picup and FitKey, and also launched a fund for African tech startups.